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Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood, youth success, family economic prosperity and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts -- including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children. Subscribe to KidsFlash today to receive our posts in the form of our weekly e-newsletter.

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Capitol Update – Jan. 18, 2013

Capitol Update – Jan. 18, 2013

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

Today, the General Assembly will complete its first full week of legislative work, with more than 100 bills introduced in the House and nearly 70 bills in the Senate. The Colorado ASSET bill, a Children’s Campaign priority, was introduced this week. Educators, students and advocates […]

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2013 Legislative Session Opens with Kids Front and Center

2013 Legislative Session Opens with Kids Front and Center

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

The Colorado General Assembly opened its annual legislative session this week with encouraging signs that issues facing Colorado kids will be prominent in 2013. Two priority bills for the Colorado Children’s Campaign were introduced on the first day, and lawmakers tell us that child health […]

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Make your voice heard this legislative session

Make your voice heard this legislative session

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

Learn more about child well-being in your community and help policy makers understand the importance of investing in children by visiting our new 2013 Session Center. The center includes advocacy resources, an outreach toolkit and interactive maps to help you find out your House, Senate and Congressional leaders […]

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Fiscal Cliff Averted…For Now; Farm Bill Extended to September

Fiscal Cliff Averted…For Now; Farm Bill Extended to September

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 4, 2013

Just after the New Year’s deadline that brought the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts and left the nation dangling on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Congress and the White House came to an agreement. The measure includes permanent income tax increases for […]

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2012 Children’s Budget Shows Investments in Colorado Children Continue Sliding

2012 Children’s Budget Shows Investments in Colorado Children Continue Sliding

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

State investments in Colorado children have decreased 2 percent per year, on average, in the past five years after accounting for inflation and population growth, according to an annual analysis by the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Five years of state spending examined in the Colorado Children’s Budget […]

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Health and Early Childhood Advocacy Days Announced

Health and Early Childhood Advocacy Days Announced

Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

Mark your calendars! The Colorado Children’s Campaign and our partners will hold two advocacy days at the Colorado State Capitol in 2013. Early Childhood Advocacy Day will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 in partnership with Clayton Early Learning. This event is new this year. Early […]

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Education, Child Wellness Rise to Top of TBD Colorado Town Hall Process

Education, Child Wellness Rise to Top of TBD Colorado Town Hall Process

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

Improving the education and health opportunities of Colorado children is a priority of Coloradans who participated in a year-long civic engagement project. At the request of Gov. John Hickenlooper, TBD Colorado gathered opinions via social media and from more than 1,200 residents during 70 public […]

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State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners

State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

This week, the Colorado Children’s Campaign urged board members to adopt a single assessment to fulfill the state’s requirement identified in statute through legislation passed in 2008, the Colorado Acheivement Plan for Kids (CAP4K). The board will make a final decision at its Dec. 5 […]

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2012 Elections Bring Changes to Colorado Legislature, School Districts

2012 Elections Bring Changes to Colorado Legislature, School Districts

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

By now you’ve heard the big national news of Tuesday’s election. Here’s a summary of what happened in Colorado: National election: All seven of Colorado’s incumbent U.S. Representatives won reelection. Neither Sens. Mark Udall nor Michael Bennet were up for reelection.   Colorado House of Representatives: […]

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